Monday, January 18, 2010

Shipboard Planking Part 1

So I have a confession. I LOVE Shipboard Planking!!!
[ horizontally planked walls for those of you who don't know what that is ]

don't worry. I didn't know what it was called either until a few weeks ago when I couldn't get any good inspirational pictures from typing "horizontal planks" in the google machine. After MUCH searching and word manipulating I finally figured it out, and from then on it was happy sailing...  pun intended :)]

So.... now the question arises; "How do I put THAT on MY rental walls?!?" I want no, NEED to have it!
The answer? That ugly panneling from the 70's.... turned SIDEWAYS!!

Here it is hung up on my wall.
We used just a few nails [into studs] to keep it sturdy and flush but also not too many for easy removal when we part ways with our apt in a few years. We'll just have to fill in a few holes like any other picture hung on a wall... no biggie :)

I Nailed up a 1x4 board ontop to hide the seem, and added a "shelf" ontop of that.
I primed and painted it white and am now in the process of putting the finishing touches into my new dining room!

The final reveal will be Wednesday [or Thursday should my accessories not cooperate in which case I'm giving myself an extra day to perfect it].... Stay tuned!!


Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see the end result!

Destination Seaborn said...

That's so funny, I love this stuff and used it in my house too! I always call it "trailer paneling" because older trailers used it instead of drywall. Can't wait to see your dining room! Do you mind if I spotlight your blog on mine? Drop by and let me know! Lisa

dee dee said...

Hey I found you from Lisa's site. I'm a follower now, great Ideas so far!... Dee Dee

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

So that's what it's called! Huh. Had no idea! We used it in our upstairs half-ish bath remodel...but your idea sounds even easier!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love love love it! So simple yet who would have thought to turn it sideways! Looks fabulous!

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